Everything you need to know about NCKCN’s recommended TP-Link Router

 

NCKCN highly recommends that all of its members obtain some sort of router/firewall to help protect against online threats/attacks.  Without one, you are vulnerable to malware/spyware/phishing/virus/ransomware/DDoS/etc… attacks when browsing/surfing the Internet which can severely, or even permanently, damage your computer(s) or mobile device(s). These attacks can even obtain/steal sensitive/confidential data from your computer(s)/mobile device(s) which can cripple oneself, or bring down entire organizations.

With that said, NCKCN has done some research in terms of protection against these threats, affordability, reliability, shelf-life, having wireless dual bands available (2.4GHz & 5GHz), parental controls, mobile app, easy to use, setup and configure, etc… and have thoroughly tested out the following routers/firewalls:

If you do not have a router/firewall during the initial installation when receiving NCKCN’s Fixed HighSpeed Wireless Internet, NCKCN’s technician(s) will inform you and can provide you with a NCKCN approved router/firewall.  These devices will cost an additional $70 per device.

If you do have a router/firewall, there is no need to obtain a new one until your router/firewall no longer works or if your router/firewall is older than at least 5 years.

Whenever you need a new router/firewall, feel free to give NCKCN a call and ask us about the routers/firewalls we have in-stock.  You can purchase and pick one up at NCKCN’s main office.  NCKCN’s address:

NCKCN

109 N. Mill

Beloit, KS 67420

 

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Highlights

  • 300Mbps + 433Mbps Wireless Speed
    • Ideal for online gaming, HD streaming and large file downloads.
  • 2.4 & 5 GHz Concurrent Dual Band
    • Avoids interference for a better online experience
  • Broad Coverage Area
    • 2 dual band antennas for stable signal and optimal range
  • Gigabit Wired Speed
    • Full 10/100/1000Mbps ports, stable and blazing fast
  • USB Port
    • For storage (Hard Drive or Flash Disk) and printer sharing, FTP Server and Media Server
  • Guest Network
    • Allocates separate and secure network for guests
  • One Button Security
    • Easy wireless security encryption at a push of the WPS button
  • Wireless On/Off
    • Lets you simply turn the wireless radio on or off
  • IPv6 Enabled
    • Supports the latest Internet Protocol technology
  • Easy Setup
    • Provides quick & hassle-free installation
  • IEEE 802.11ac Wireless Technology
    • TP-LINK’s Archer C2 comes with the next generation Wi-Fi standard – 802.11ac, backward compatible with 802.11n and 3 times faster than wireless N speeds and delivers a combined wireless data transfer rate of up to 733Mbps.  With 300Mbps wireless speeds over the 2.4GHz band and 433Mbps over the crystal clear 5GHz band, the Archer C2 is the superior choice for seamless HD streaming, online gaming and other bandwidth-intensive tasks.

Package Contents

  • AC750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router Archer C2
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.7 x 1.4 in. (230 x 144 x 35mm)
  • Antennas: 2 external detachable antennas (RP-SMA connector)

Standards

  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • IEEE 802.11a/n/ac 5GHz

Security

  • WEP
  • WPA/WPA2 Encryption (Enterprise)
  • WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Encryption (Personal)
  • SPI and NAT Firewall
  • Parental Control
  • MAC/IP/URL Filtering

Management

  • Easy Management with the TP-LINK Tether app.
    • The Tether app lets you manage your network settings via your mobile device(s).

Support

  • Tech Support 24/7
    • 1-866-225-8139
    • support.usa@tp-link.com

Warranty:

  • 2 year warranty

LIMITED SUPPLY:

The Archer C2 (also known as: AC750) is in limited supply. When the last router is sold, NCKCN will no longer carry this modal/unit – instead, please see: TP-Link – AC1200 as this router will be available.

 

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Household Wi-Fi at Streaming Speeds

  • Press play and forget about buffering with the Archer C1200.  The Wireless AC router creates high-speed AC1200 Wi-Fi so you can game online and watch movies in HD at the same time.  Thanks to dual Wi-Fi bands, you can run more of your devices at the same time without interruption.  The strong 2.4GHz (300Mbps) Wi-Fi band is perfect for sending emails, browsing the web, and listening to music.  The crystal clear 5GHz Wi-Fi band reaches 867Mbps so you can game online and stream in HD simultaneously.

Optimum Wired Versatility

  • The Archer C1200’s multiple Gigabit LAN ports provide your PCs, game consoles and more with ultra-fast and stable wired networks.  You can also share a printer, files and media with numerous devices on your local network or via FTP server from anywhere in the world using the fast USB port.

Beamforming for Better Coverage

  • Beamforming technology detects the location of your connected devices and concentrates the Archer C1200’s Wi-Fi towards them to create stronger overall connections.

Highlights

  • Parental Controls
    • Manage when and how connected devices can access the Internet
  • Quality of Service
    • Prioritizes devices or applications to give faster performance where you need it
  • Secure VPN Access
    • Connects to a private network with a safe and secure OpenVPN and PPTP VPN connection
  • Beamforming Technology
    • Sends targeted Wi-Fi signal to individual devices for stronger connections
  • Security
    • Protects your home network with SPI Firewalls and WPA2 encryption
  • IPTV
    • Supports IGMP Proxy/Snooping, Bridge and Tag VLAN to optimize IPTV streaming
  • USB Port
    • Enables print sharing or media sharing via external hard drive or FTP/Samba server
  • IPv6
    • Compatible with IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6)

Package Contents

  • Wireless Router Archer C1200
  • Power Adapter
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide

Specifications

  • Wireless
    • 300Mbps on 2.4GHz + 867Mbps on 5GHz
  • Antennas
    • 3 External Antennas
  • Ports
    • 5 Gigabit Ports, 1 USB 2.0 Port
  • Dimensions
    • 9.6 x 6.4 x 1.3 in (243 x 160.6 x 32.5mm)

Management

  • Easy Setup and Use
    • Installation is simple, thanks to an intuitive web interface and the powerful TP-Link app, Tether.
      • Tether App
        • Tether lets you manage your network settings via your mobile device(s).

Support

  • Tech Support 24/7
    • 1-866-225-8139
    • support.usa@tp-link.com

Warranty:

  • 2 year warranty

 

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Michael Draemel is the Internet Application Technology Coordinator (IATC) for NCKCN. For more information about Michael, visit: Michael's Profile page.